Profiling Frank Capra, whose comedies of the 1930s and 1940s offered a blend of social comment, idealism and sentiment. Film clips: "It Happened One Night" (1934) which won five Oscars; "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" (1939); "Lost Horizon" (1937); and other hits. Cliff Robertson is the narrator.
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- Premise: Acclaimed profiles of eight great American film directors. Produced and directed by Richard Schickel and narrated by Cliff Robertson, with solid interviews and film clips, the series reviews the careers of Raoul Walsh, Frank Capra, Howard Hawks, King Vidor… (more)